Colonel Blimp


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  • noun

Synonyms for Colonel Blimp

any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)

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Cartoonist David Low had been drawing a comic strip called Colonel Blimp, which was popular in some circles.
What Eric Jacobs's biography reveals is a womanizer and near-alcoholic; a Labour Party socialist who ended as a Colonel Blimp with a knighthood; a satirist whose distaste for others' pomposity rested on his own self-absorption.
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were behind some of the most celebrated British films of their era such as The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes and A Matter Of Life And Death.
NIGEL FARAGE This Colonel Blimp will grow increasingly demagogic, preaching hatred.
fe & Death of Colonel Blimp (U): Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's classic 1943 film goes back to the Boer War.
Sat/Sun, Electric) *** The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (U) Powell and Pressburger's 1947 classic questioning the conflict between traditional military honour and modern warfare.
Despite being in my forties, I am not a Colonel Blimp, a Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells or a fuddy-duddy, although I'm not sure why the views of the older racegoer are deemed so irrelevant by RFC.
Contradicting their previous professional assertions that combat mentoring was required--suddenly the Colonel Blimp brigade told any and all that classroom training would be both safe and a meaningful contribution.
You don't have to be a right-wing Colonel Blimp figure to suppress a gag reflex at all of this.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a bonus well worth seeing but the jewel in the crown is A Matter of Life and Death, a remarkable fantasy starring David Niven as a pilot having to fight for his right to fall in love with Kim Hunter.
I played George as a gruff, Colonel Blimp type, a typical Victorian father obsessed with the Navy, stamp-collecting and time-keeping" reveals Tom.
Now, this is no Colonel Blimp Telegraph-reading type talking, who believes that what the youth of today need is an iron rod of discipline to knock them into shape.
If Colonel Blimp and his mates don't like it, they should all clear off.
I CHALLENGE George Osborne's zillionaire Colonel Blimp of a fatherin-law, Baron Howell of Guildford, to come with me to the North East.
Her early roles included parts in British films Major Barbara, Love On The Dole and The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, and 1947 saw her breakthrough role in Black Narcissus.